Getting ahead of myself

Getting ahead of myself

It’s been a funny weekend. A weekend of impromptu enforced house arrest. My daughter had come down with throat infection. She’s rarely ill but you would have thought it was the end of the world; she was so miserable.
So what is a person to do after making muesli bars, leek and potato soup and an apple cake but make a start on some Christmas presents.
My daughter was pleased with the pencil case I made her. It must have stood up to her peers’ standards as she requested a further one for her felt tips.
So all the younger members of the family are receiving these. I thought that one of these filled with some new felt tips and a matching purse with a little silver would be perfect for both the girls and boys of my friends and family.
These are the ones for the girls.Pencil casesPencil cases tutorialPencil case tutorial
I came across this helpful tutorial for these pencil cases on Pinterest from the blog, Flossieteacakes.
I’m still after some appropriate fabric for boys. I looking for a fairly small print. Cars or monsters or action heros but not too young.
I’ve come across a few potentials but am not prepared to pay for postage for fabric from America. So if you come across anything please let me know.

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Apple cake taken from Hugh Fearnley-W’s book, Cake. Lovely warm with some creme fraiche

Funnily enough my daughter did manage some cake.

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. Hope she feels better very soon. Look at you getting all ahead!

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  2. Fantstic pencil cases, and if theyve been tried and tested by your daughter and survived the school test then i dont blame you for duplicating x

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  3. Lovely pencil cases. I like the idea of contrasting colours for the zips.
    Don’t get me started on postage costs !!! I’ve got quite a few fabric websites bookmarked on my computer so would you like me to pass them on to you.
    Hope your daughter is feeling better. I’m sure your yummy cake would help I’m her recovery… xx

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  4. These are great, but please don’t mention the C*******s word yet. Mind you I’m coming over to the U.K. in the second week of October and I bet the shops will have started with it by then.

    I did buy some great comic book fabric with words like ‘pow’. ‘boom’ ‘thwack’, etc. on it although the print may be a little big. Have a look http://www.plushaddict.co.uk/michael-miller-multi-zap.html

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    • That looks perfect. Can you tell me if the pattern, as shown on the website, is true to size. Any larger, it’ll be too big.
      Sorry about the C word. I have a problem with a mental list in my head and always feel better if I’ve a few ticked off. My friends say I’m too organised. I know I’m neurotic.

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  5. I love the owl fabric you’ve used for the pencil cases, and the different coloured zips stand out really well. I’m sure they’ll be much loved.

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  6. This is such a nice fabric and I am sure everyone will be very happy to get these lovely pencil cases.

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  7. They look a great idea for presents 🙂
    I’m sure the cake would aid your daughter’s recovery! (hope she’s feeling better now)

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  8. the pencil cases are a fantastic idea for Christmas pressies, i just know they’ll be treasured especially as they’ve been handmade!

    yum, you apple cake looks delicious, just the thing to coax your daughter back to health 🙂 x

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  9. Cake is the best medicine for all ailments I reckon! You pencil cases are fabulous, and they certainly look sturdy. I’m with you on getting ahead for christmas – although I don’t think I’m getting very far! Have a great week x

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  10. Hahaha! The title of this post made me laugh 🙂 For crafters though I don’t think it’s ever to soon to start thinking about Christmas presents. Last minute present making really takes the fun out of creativity! x

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  11. Very pretty pencil cases 🙂 Love the fabric both inside and out 🙂

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  12. Eeeee I love the pencil cases!!! That owl fabric is ADORABLE!!!

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  13. Love the owl fabric to represent wisdom, and the apple cake looks wonderful, I am sure I would be able to manage a slice no matter how I felt. Hope the young lady is feeling a bit better.

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  14. Lovely pencil cases. Cath Kidston has a lovely cowboy print!

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    • I would love the cowboy print but I feel they wouldn’t pass the cool test in the middle of primary school. I’ve sourced some superhero fabric. At least they’ll actually get used then.

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  15. Love the pencil cases.
    Glad your daughter was able to manage some of that delicious looking cake.

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  16. Pingback: Fabric for boys | Love, Lucie

  17. SOOOOOOO cool!!! I want I want!!

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